Tests may help rule out MI in chest pain patients

04/2/2014 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in Sweden found that 99.8% of chest pain patients with undetectable cardiac troponin T levels and no indication of ischemia on an electrocardiogram did not have a myocardial infarction for 30 days afterward. Researchers at Karolinska University Hospital told a meeting of the American College of Cardiology that the test to rule out MI from other types of pain could reduce hospital admissions and emergency department stays for chest pain.

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